9:01pm: Pazos might not receive a promotion after all. Manager Dave Roberts said the Dodgers are still deciding on their options, Toribio tweets.
4:45pm: The Dodgers have selected the contract of left-hander James Pazos, Juan Toribio of MLB.com relays. He’ll replace fellow southpaw Mike Kickham, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment Monday.
Pazos, 29, joined the Dodgers on a minor league contract over the winter after spending the previous two seasons with the National League West rival Rockies. He ended up throwing only 15 2/3 innings with Colorado, including 5 1/3 last year. Pazos was beaten up over his small sample of work in 2020, when he surrendered 10 earned runs on 10 hits (three homers) and five walks. He also saw his average fastball velocity drop from 94 mph-plus to 92.1.
Prior to his recent struggles, Pazos looked as if he was on track to carve out a successful big league career. During a 103 2/3-inning stretch with the Mariners from 2017-18, Pazos pitched to a 3.39 ERA/3.61 SIERA with a 24.4 percent strikeout rate, an 8.6 percent walk rate and a grounder percentage of 48.1.
This bullpen is not going to be fixed with more dumpster diving.
Given the number of relievers who are injury free and effective every year, the dumpster you refer to literally has hundreds of pitchers.
What a ridiculous comment to make. I don’t think anyone sees Pazos as a savior.
It’s only ridiculous if you don’t see any problems in the bullpen that need to be fixed right now. And that would be ridiculous.
LOL, the season is barely a month old. Relax and enjoy the season.
LOL the bullpen stinks.
I think most of the people that are constantly complaining have never played sports past little league. We have a very, very long way to go in this season. This season is not even simmering yet. Hopefully our depth will carry us through the grinds and dog days. So lets settle in and enjoy this 162 games plus.
The bullpen has 7 guys on the IL, they will be fine.
Pazos is a LHP who can hit high 90s and had a very good peak from 2017-19. There is zero reason not to give him a look. I don’t know what more you could want in early May. Trades don’t start until June at the earliest. And in the playoffs they can put Urias in the pen to be a major weapon even with the May injury.
This feels like deja vu all over again. Knebel might very well be gone for the season, Price probably for at least another month. Graterol, who knows, and with May out that depletes the bullpen further. Even before these developments the pen stunk. It isn’t going to fix itself. Pretty much the only place you’ll find an argument on that is here. Everywhere else it’s obvious.
They definitely need a high leverage RP by July 31 but I don’t think the pen is some massive issue. Price has a hamstring injury on his non plant leg. He will be back. Every world champion since the Cubs puts starters in the bullpen come playoffs. Also having 4 of the top 15 starters in baseball for the regular season helps.
What is your solution?
So blue, instead of complaining at their attempts to remedy the situation, what do you want to happen, right now? What’s your master plan?
He’s going to trade for Cesar Valdez from Baltimore. The Dodgers only hope to salvage this season!!
who would win: James Bezos of Jeff Pazos?
dave frost nhlpa
With Pazos,you better get to the park early if he starts. Between him and Vidal Nuno,they both pitch like they are double parked.
May is having TJ surgery…
Thanks! Any more brain busters?
Jake McGee 2.0?
And yet Shane Greene remains unsigned. Baffeling.
It’s baffling as well! Must be a conspiracy.
Anibal Sanchez is still at home where’s his agent on the Dodgers phone?
I’m Ron Burgundy?
Beat me to it.
May is done for the year. Gonsolin won’t be ready for a month. Price probably at least that long. Anibal Sanchez and Rick Porcello are still available and the Dodgers could use the depth. The bullpen too could probably use a Shane Greene. Graterol might be right behind May on the operating table. Knebel will be gone a while. You can never have too much pitching
Porcello might be a good option.
But he would likely be a starter for only a month or 2.
Then he’d be in the bullpen or sent down.
Being a lefty could help him hang on in the bullpen after more arms are available.
Porcello is a righty. And prolly wants 8-10M. No thank you
Let the kids pitch for 2-3 weeks and Gonsolin+Price+Graterol+Kelly will be back. No, Mitch White, Urena, Santana and the like won’t excite anyone, but they’re just as serviceable than anyone they’re acquiring on May 4. If the depth hasn’t returned by mid June, then the trade market *maybe* is an option. Before then, the dodgers are either getting scraps, or massively overpaying
Greene clearly doesn’t want to play or he’d be signed by now. Not sure why anyone thinks he still he has received zero interest at this point. He clearly is the one saying, no thank you
Like the confidence, and would agree with the plan, and I don’t think the sky is falling like so many posts here, but I’d be surprised if Graterol is back in a couple of weeks. Couple months or couple years more plausible, unless you’re aware of reports counter to what the Dodgers med team is putting out there? I’m asking because I know you follow the team much closer than I do. Hopeful to think Price comes back in 2-3 weeks as well? Go solid is 4-5 weeks out they say.
Go = Gonsolin
Andrew Friedman is a loser. The brains of the Dodgers success is up in SF. Only an idiot would dismantle their bullpen after winning the WS. Baez, Kolarek, McGee and Floro all gone. Replaced by amateurs or washed failures. DFA Friedman.
Friedman was way overrated him an d his jack_off buddies..It is time too worry @ least change the damn batting order..